Forest Products & Markets
Alberta is a leader in the development and production of innovative forest products and is a supplier to a variety of markets
around the globe. Lumber, pulp and newsprint, panelboard and secondary manufactured products from the province are shipped
to markets in Canada, the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific.
There are ongoing efforts to expand into new markets and a continued pursuit of the use of wood beyond residential construction.
Alberta’s Wood Species:
The following links provide information on some of the market development work going on in the province. The department
is a strong and active supporter of these initiatives:
The objective of Canada Wood is to expand the offshore export opportunities of Canadian wood products in traditional and
emerging markets by supporting industry associations in their efforts to work collaboratively overseas and by developing
a Team Canada approach to market development
The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) is the national association representing manufacturers of Canadian wood products used in
construction. Alberta actively participates in CWC activities including market development in China and other global markets.
Wood WORKS! is a national campaign to increase the use of wood in commercial, industrial and institutional construction.
Alberta Wood WORKS! is dedicated to servicing the prairie provinces, as well as the territories, in helping to
facilitate the use of wood in commercial, institutional and industrial projects. They host a variety of events, workshops,
seminars and case studies to highlight, distribute and disseminate information on wood use in construction.
Alberta has donated a piece of lodgepole pine lumber to the restoration of the schooner Bluenose II. The piece of lumber,
provide by West Fraser Timber Company’s mill in Hinton Alberta, will be used for the construction of the ship’s main mess
hall. Lodgepole pine is uniquely western Canadian and is Alberta’s official provincial tree.
The Bluenose II was launched at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1963. Nova Scotia's restoration of the vessel began in July 2010
and is expected to finish this summer.
View the live webcam and read more details about the Bluenose restoration:
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Updated Sep 18, 2012